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coronation, obama the king. he's acting in many ways like he is anointed. all right. thank you, brian maloney. radio equalizer. appreciate you being with us. >> thank you, sean. >> sean: let not your heart be troubled. why, because greta has a great show. she's standing by to go on the record. an cowann co coulter and newt gh are among the guests. greta, take it away. >> this is a fox news alert. those are protests outside egypt's presidential palace and they're turning violent. more than 100,000 protesters clashing with police. protesters calling it their last warning to the new egyptian president. president morsi fleeing the pals in the middle of this chaos. grn record jacob lippencot is in cairo with the latest. what's going on? >> reporter: the violence tonight was relatively claim
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between anti-morsi protesters and police over the last few years. the crowds were huge and demonstrate once again the ability of the opposition secularists and the ruling islamists to bring out huge crowds of supporters. two days ago a peaceful islamist protest shuf shut down the supre court. it shows how deeply polarized they have become. with the referendum on the new constitution coming up, neither side is showing any willingness no compromise. both sides very strongly see the other one as a threat to democracy. while the violence in central cairo and beyond has largely died down, everyone here is very afraid of a direct confrontation between members of islamist organizations and the secular protesters. they say they'll only leave if morsi leaves. his supporters are increasingly rallying behind the nation's
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first de democratically elected president. >> where is president morsi? >> no one knows for sure. he's in an undisclosed location, so to speak. >> as the sun rises in cairo, it will rise in a couple hours. what's the expectation? what's your prediction that will happen during the day? >> well, so far it seems like both sides want to avoid any large scale outbreaks of violence. they think it's going to make both of them look bad. however, the ra rank-and-file members of both organizations are very angry. one muslim brotherhood member, a teenage muslim brother hood member died earlier last week. he was beaten to death by a mob and two se seculars have been killed by police. there's a potential for large scale violence. >> jacob, thank you. in just a few minutes, we'll talk more about the increasingly volatile situation in egypt. first, who is now accusing the president of thinking he is the
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king? >> obama overplayed his hand. he thinks somebody made him king. >> right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. >> the speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. it's not me being stubborn or patterson. it's just a matter of math. >> there have been no deals of this magnitude made in modern times in congress and forced on a reluctant president. >> the president continues to change the goal posts along this process. >> we're looking for solutions and it doesn't seem, at least from the president's proposal, that he is at all serious about finding the solutions to help our country. >> he thinks somebody's made him king. >> if the president really wants to reach an agreement, he needs to talk to the members of his own party right here in washington trying to broker an agreement, not out there firing up crowds and giving speeches. >> its time for the president and the democrats to get serious about the spending problem that our country has. >> we look forward to working with the president when he
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decides to get serious. >> the president has to lead, and the president has to come up with a plan that is actually possible. >> he thinks somebody made him king. i think he takes us over the clip because he doesn't -- the cliff because he doesn't see where he stands in the universe. he's got blinders on. >> so does president obama really seem to think somebody made him king? rick santorum joins us. you've got a new book out. thanks very much for the book. now to the issue. the president being accused of being a king, arrogant, stubborn, not brokering an agreement, not being serious and more. is that fair? >> look. this is a negotiation right now. obviously both sides are going to be throwing bombs at each other until you get to the serious negotiations. probably the most troubling part of that is, you know, the president doesn't seem to be willing to come forward with specific ideas on how he's going to get there, and the one point
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that i will agree with the republicans are saying is this deal is not going to happen unless the president leads. this is not -- his experience, unfortunately, the president's experience in the past in getting legislative accomplishments was just working on the democratic side of the aisle, obama care, the stimulus package. the accomplishments occurred when they had super majorities and control of everything. there isn't a good track record of him leading a bi-partisan group together. that's what's going to have to happen here. >> explain this to me. the president wants a certain amount of revenue from taxes on the rich, right? >> yes. >> the republicans said okay, we'll give you that certain amount of ref knew, and do it on the rich, but the way we'll do it on the rich is deductions and closing loopholes that impact only the rich. >> right. >> to the president gets the same amount of money, he gets it from the same people, but rather than raising taxes, the republicans say we're going to do it this way, and he says no. why does he say no to that? it's the same money from the
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same people giving it up. >> yeah. i think he's saying no because he likes the deal that he has in place. >> it's the same amount of money. >> no, no. >> the same people. i mean, it's the same revenue and it's from the same people. >> the reason i think he's saying no, and i think he will say no to just about anything the republicans put forward is because the fall back position is better for him than any deal that the republicans are going to put forward. the fallback position is a tax increase on everybody and back to where prebush tax cuts, and he can then have his big increases in taxes and then at the same time blame republicans for taxes going up on lower income people. that's a win for him. >> you think he wants to raise taxes on lower income people? >> because he'll be able to blame it on the republicans and eventually republicans and democrats will come together and they'll probably cut some of those taxes back, but he'll have a victory in getting all of his tax increases that he wants. here's the other thing. >> but he gets all the tax
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revenue -- he said this is how much tax revenue i want and i want it from the wealthy and i want it through tax rates going up. >> right. >> the republicans say okay, we'll give you this amount of revenue, and we'll get it from the same people, the wealthy, but instead of raising their taxes, we're going to take away all the deals they get. only impact the rich. he says no to that. >> what does that tell you? he really doesn't just want that. if he did want that amount of money from the rich, the republican plan accomplishes it. what does he really want? what he really wants is more taxes which is what he gets if he does nothing, and here's the most important thing. he gets big cuts in defense which he would never get under a negotiated deal of any kind with republicans and democrats. he gets half a trillion dollars in defense cuts. yes, he gets a half a trillion dollars in cuts in domestic programs. they'll be much more than that in any negotiating deal, so this is actually a very good deal for the president to just say i'm putting forth good faith and if you don't do everything i want,
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then i've got a fall back i can live with. >> here's another thing that he says. maybe you ca can explain this. he's quoted as saying let tax rates on the upper income folks go up and then let's set up a process with a time certain at the end of 2013 where we will work on tax reform. we'll look at what loopholes, and he goes on. what american is ever going to believe a president or anyone else that later on the government is going to do this? i mean, does he think -- i mean, it's absurd. no american is going to trust that i'm here from the government and here to help you or don't worry, we're going to do this alert. >> it goes back to the basic premise i stated which i don't think the president really wants a deal. he's happy with the deal he's got, and unless the republicans. >> he has no deal. >> he does. he has the deal put in place over a year ago which is all the tax rates going back to where they are, and two big cuts, a big cut in defense and a big cut in domestic program. >> so he wants to go off the cliff. >> all right. he doesn't see it as a cliff.
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he sees it as a pretty good deal that they negotiated over a year ago that puts him in a position where he doesn't have to negotiate, that he can negotiate from a position of strength. >> but he has a slight other problem and that's at the end of december we're going to bump up against the debt ceiling and he wants that debt ceiling to go up. here's another thing he did which maybe you can explain this to me, but we've had all these problems with running up the debt, this unlimited credit card here in washington. the president sent the secretary of the treasury to come up with another brilliant idea which is this. the president no longer wants to get mer mission from congress to raise the debt ceiling. he wants to make the decisions himself so he's got this unlimited credit card to run up the debt ceiling and he thinks that's going to go over. >> this really harkens back to two presidents, wilson and roosevelt, both of whom when they were up against congress that made it very difficult for them to get their things passed, they simply changed the rules. that happened in the progressive era. it happened against with roosevelt. obama is looking -- is taking a page out of their book.
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the two things he wants to do is number one, you mentioned before. no congressional approval of a debt ceiling, and second, and they're going to do this one, it looks like, unless some rational democratic senators come to their aid which is change the rules of the senate to make 51 votes all that is necessary to pass a bill in the united states senate. it will eliminate by and large the filibuster. >> every majority wants to do that. >> they're the only ones that will do it. they're threatening to do that. in fact, they're scheduled to vote to do that, to the rules in a way that's never been done before. it's been threatened before, but nobody's ever pulled the trigger on it. it looks like they're willing to pull the trigger to get what they want which is a majority rule to be able to force things down the throats of the american people that they don't want. >> if he gets his revenue but makes no structural change in the way we do business, i mean, if there's no effort to do that but he just gets his revenue, that's managing a problem and it's goggles get worse.
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that's not dealing -- >> it's not managing a problem, it's mismanaging a problem. >> at best. it's certainly not solving the problem. it's not going remotely in the right direction. >> the problem is spending. since world war 2 we've spent between 18 and 19% of the overall economy. that's the percentage of economic activity the government has consumed. if you look at revenue, we're at about 16%. if you look at spending, we're at 25%. we're way out of kilter when it comes to spending, and the president, all he wants to focus on is the little -- the reason we're at 16, n not 18, is becaue of poor economic growth. he doesn't want to focus on the problem. he wants to transform what american government is about. >> is it because he thinks he has a better idea or because he's stubborn and arrogant? >> look, do i believe the president is stubborn and arrogant? maybe. i don't know him that well. i will say that he's convicted that government should have more resources and make more decisions in america and that's
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the course we're headed on. >> senator, thank you. always nice to see you, sir. >> my pleasure, thank you. to the sizzling question of the day. will the next ambassador wear prada. why would president obama consider magazine editor for a diplomatic post? >> i'm glad santorum is handling the difficult questions. i'm on the anna winter parade. i love it. >> you told me you thought it was a good choice. >> it was a good choice because look, if anything we can do to -- if she goes to france to annoy the french at this point would be a good thing, and french fashion used to cut it, but does anna wintour really thing that today. her nickname is nuclear wintour. that's what they called her. she should be the ambassador to china or russia. that's much better for her. >> she probably thinks you're sarcastic. >> she makes a lot of money for the president. the president obviously did well
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on the celebrity set. he and michelle are the darlings of vogue magazine. she's been on the cover many times. it's not surprising that anna wintour would be in their orbit. what qualifies her to be a u.s. ambassador. >> if you look at any of these choices? let's be honest. the choice for ambassador for britain for the last 15 years has been, whether it's republican or democrats has been one of the biggest donors. it's not a hugely diplomatic post. it's payback. >> of all the things that president obama's up to that rick was just talking about, this really doesn't stick in my craw. it does illustrate what we've talked about many times, greta, which is the medaling of celebrity and politics in the united states and whether it's stephen spiel burg who is ambassador to switzerland, samuel l. jackson, bill maher. go down the list. kobe bryant, what is he going to be? they've all done a lo a lot for
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obama. they should all get something. >> can i tell you the worst part? these celebrities get sent off, these big donors get sent off to a couple of these celebrity posts to be ambassador. >> then they're miserable. >> then we have to call them ambassador and your honor for the rest of their live. >> they bow down at ab i anna wintour. they bow down in the hallways at vogue. she has all the titles she needs. >> will it be secretary rice? >> i don't think so. all along i thought that was floated and it was interesting, but i don't see what they gain by putting her up now. >> i don't think the president -- he said today she's done a terrific job. i don't think the president likes to be criticized. >> i think in his mind she has done a terrific job. she went out and sold something that was untrue at a time where everybody pretty much knew it was untrue. she did a great job of doing that. again, whether it's anna wintour raising money for the president or susan rice, they're both good
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soldiers in the obama regime. good soldiers for his agenda and they'll be rewarded. i have a feeling that susan rice will be national security advisor and you don't need senate confirm ailings foation . >> her job is to represent the united states. >> did she represent the united states when she decided to go on those sunday shows and even though she had read those classified documents, she went and told the story that was not true. did she represent the united states? well, i think the american people can decide that for themselves. i would state that i don't believe she did represent the cause of justice or really give us the truth and information about what we need to know, what we knew at the time to give us some answers about the deaths of four americans. i get, you have such a great gretawire account on twitter. i'm always following you. people who are tweeting you and tweeting me, they're like what's going on with benghazi? why don't we know more about what happened to these people
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those are four americans dead and we're going other the fiscal cliff. there's still unresolved issues. >> what i don't get is if there are four murders in any town or city in this country, and on september 11th it was still unsolved, it would still be front page news. >> right. >> for some reason if we ask questions about it. >> you're obsessed with benghazi. >> we're obsessed or politicizing it, and the irony of it is the way to end the discussion is to give the information. all of it could be ended that way. >> where is the investigation? this is the longest-running investigation. columbo could have solved this by now. they didn't send the fbi until what was it, you were all over t. five weeks after the hit on september 11th. the fbi was still not on site. it's all just bizarre. >> that's why we need anna wintour. let's put her in charge of the investigation. maybe she'll get the answers. at least she'll be dressed well. >> tell me about your radio show. what's up with that?
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>> a lot of great speculation. a bit of a high day tus hiatus. i'll announce what i'm doing in the next couple of days. >> everyone, calm down. they're like you've abandoned us. i haven't abandoned us. >> you haven't given us any notice. >> i like to keep people guessing, greta. one minute it will be santorum in a sweater vest. the next thing it will be muppets. >> greta, you know my xylophone career. i got rejected from the boston pops and the symphony. ed it was my first love. if i didn' doesn't work out, i'k to the radio. >> any chance it's th it's tv? >> i'm not going to say anything about it. >> that was sort of an unusual -- >> this is my tv gig, greta. radio is my love right after
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modern dance. >> we await the announcement. >> thank you. thank you for all the crazy tweets tonight about being on the show with a certain other show on. >> laura is competing tonight with who. >> victoria secret. >> we had "monday night football". >> brains over whatever. >> great to see you. straight ahead, why does the senator say the president's comfortable going off the cliff? why would anyone want to go off the cliff. the senator is here to tell you next. and did california teachers just ignite a war on the wealthy? you will want to see this video and you won't be able to turn away. we'll show you. plus, a big night for paul ryan and senator marco rubio. did they just make a big announcannouncement? announcannouncement? you'll hear it for youououououou [ male announcer ] this december, remember --
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the senator is blasting president obama for his handling or lack of handling of the fiscal crisis. senator is warning it's increasingly clear that the president is comfortable going off the cliff. he joins us. nice to see you, sir. >> thanks for having me. >> so you think the president is comfortable or does he want to go off the cliff? >> well, he's being advised to go off the cliff. howard dean has said it. papatty murray said they shouldo over the cliff. i think the president sees a political victory for his party if they go over the cliff. i know republicans are concerned that there's going to be a second recession if we go over the cliff. >> what does he gain from going over the cliff? >> well, taxes go up on everyone which gives the president lots of additional money to spend on new government programs. additionally, he has all these military cuts that many liberal democrats have been hoping for for years. the third thing is he blames the republicans for everything. >> it's sort of interesting. in the campaign he wanted 800 billion in increased revenue on
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the rich. that's what he campaigned on, and he wanted to raise the tax rates on the rich. speaker boehner's proposal, as i understand it, that went over to the white house the other day which they've pretty much called ridiculous offered the 800 billion in revenue, getting it from the same people. the rich people, but rather increasing the tax rates, what they were going to do is close some loopholes and deductions that apply only to the rich people, so that the rich were in effect paying $800 billion, increasing their actual tax, just not the tax rate. the president said no and came back and moved the goal posts and wants 1.6 trillion. >> it's like lucy pulling away the football from charlie brown. the president is now asking for twice the amount of increase in taxes that he campaigned on. really, the proposal that tim geithner brought to capitol hill is one that i believe the democrats one-point even support if put to a voight. the increase in taxes in over $200,000 of income, the incredible increase in change to
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the death tax, wanting to have a new credit card with no credit limit to the president so he can additionally just borrow and spend and tax? you go through all of these things. it really never deals with the fumblefundamental problem in our country which is the spending. our problem is not that we're taxed too little, we just continue to spend too much. >> he is asking that the debt ceiling that he has sole control over and how much the debt ceiling can be raised without having to get permission from capitol hill. i mean, those two things he had to know were going to be non-starters with the republicans and maybe with some democrats, so i mean, maybe you're right that he deliberately is trying to move the goal posts so that there is no deal that can be worked out. >> that's why i believe he wants to go over the cliff. if he actually wante wanted a dl that worked it's something that he's the only one that has a pen that can sign that, and it's something that john boehner has to take to the floor of the house and get past the floor of the house. the house is under republican
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control, so the president ought to be working with john boehner to find a solution that the house can pass and the president will sign if the president really was interested in signing it. the ridiculous offer by tim geithner really showed how completely unwilling this president is to look for a solution. >> well, i think no member of the house or the senate or the president should go on vacation before you've handled this. >> i think he has a vacation already planned. >> i know he does, but you know what? you guys have had a year and a half of knowing this problem exists, that everyone took off all the fall. the president and everybody ran for office who was up for office took off the entire fall. we paid all your salaries, and you didn't work, and now you've got this deadline of january 1, and you all think -- not sorry you, but you think you can take these expensive vacations or not expensive or take vacations and you haven't done your work. >> i want to get this problem solved for the american people. i don't want another recession. i don't want 9.1% unemployment which is what we'll get if we go
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over the cliff with these tax rates going up on so many small businesses all absenter country. i'm meeting with the same business leaders that the president is meeting with, and you know, what they're nel tellg me is they're not hiring, they're doing hiring freezes, not filling spots that are empty. and it's all in anticipation of what's going to happen in terms of the tax increases, in terms it of the huge expenses of the obama health care law which is facing them as well, so i'm always optimistic, you by have great concerns about the direction of the economy under this president. >> i don't know how you could be opoptimistic if everybody is making vacation plans and all i hear is you're at a stale mate and the goal posts are being moved and nobody is talking in the same room. i just frac fragilely frankly t. >> the election was four weeks ago from tonight. it's four weeks from now in the future that we're over the
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cliff, and i see no movement by the president. the offer that tim geithner brought was an awful one. he just wants a new credit card without a limit. the senate hasn't passed a bucket in almost four years. >> if we hit the debt ceiling at the end of the month, it will go into effect about february because there's some money games we can do to pay our debt until then, to manage to get by. in february when we're totally out of money and all the americans who filed for their tax returns wanting their money, they want their refund and we don't have any cash, we'll see how happy the american people are. >> the american people are right to be very concerned. >> engaged. >> maybe good at campaigning, but he's not very good at leading. >> thank you, senator. coming up, there's very disturbing news tonight out of egypt. we'll have the latest and ambassador john bolton is here. they say no good deed goes unpunished. one worker learned that the hard way. he risked his own life to save his boss. you'll hear what he got for his troubles. hit wasn't a raise. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf.
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>> greta: look at the huge protests outside egypt's presidential palace. police tear gassin gassing prots heading toward the palace walls. protesters calling it their last warning to morsi. now what? form youformer u.n. ambassador n bolton joins us, a real ambassador, not a curby ambassador. >> my contributions to the bush campaign were zero. >> so president morsi is not in the palace, apparently. >> well, i think the security clearly has deteriorated by he does have the capability to call out the muslim brotherhood. this could get very violent which he's trying to avoid. we're well past anything here having to do with law or what's legitimate. this is raw political power at issue here. >> what's he trying to do? >> i think clearly what he would
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like to do is ram through the sharia friendly constitutional ref rereferendum. the supreme judicial council which was predominantly mubarak appointees agreed to supervise the referendum. i think he's hoping to have this referendum which he clearly thinks he will win and get past the demonstration. >> what does this do to the 1979 peace agreement with israel and egypt has been stableizing factor in the middle east and even helpful with the recent problems in th gaza? >> i think we're close to the end of camp david if morsi gets this constitution through. this is important to look at in perspective over the last year and a half. people have said the muslim brotherhood is moderate, responsible, will not be a problem if it takes power. that's been proven wrongn beyond
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a shadow of a doubt. this man is seizing power through whatever means he can get it. i think camp david is dead effectively if he prevails. > >> greta: one of the things that i'm surprised that didn't get more attention is he made a state visit to sudan. their president is under indictment from the icc. the minute he stepped out of the sudan he should have been arrested. instead, he gets a state visit. that's the very country that iran is supplying weapons to much of the middle east through. >> i think this also gives a lie to the idea that the muslim brother hood, a sunni group, can't get along with da tehran,e common enemy in israel, the common enemy in the united states. it follows part of a pattern that leads to deterioration in american interest in the region. a strategic situation for israel is declining, the pro western arab oil producing states in the
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rainan peninsula in trouble from the likes of the muslim brotherhood. i think we're in an increasingly rapid downward spiral in the middle east as whole. that's even before you get to iran's nuclear weapons program. >> greta: or to syria. apparently there's been movement of the areas where they have chemical weapons. there's some thought that there's something going on there. >> yeah. therthere's reporting in the brh press so you can take it for what it's worth. >> an wintour can tell us. she's an ambassador to the british. >> it's moving this chemical agent out of storage. press reports that they're mixing the chemicals in the first step toward weaponnization. that's consistent unfortunately with the notion that assad is really close to his last legs here, and it would be that point that he would be most likely to use chemical weapons against the opposition, so when you put all that together, it's a very dangerous mix. >> greta: wouldn't you expect that the obama administration would be talking to assad, maybe
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through some other country, some other means, to find a place, an exit strategy for him right now so he doesn't release the chemical weapons and make some sort of way to at least plan how to take -- how to secure them? >> well, again, if you believe some of the things people are saying about the russian role, they may well be trying to convince him to leave, but there's a real problem here because one thing he and others in his regime would insist on is to be immune from prosecution for various human rights violations, crimes against humanity. very hard to get that kind of immunity. >> greta: i thought we did that all the time. we have historically. i mean, some of these bad people have gotten safe haven places. >> we're in a different environment now, unfortunately, and what it means is in the case of gaddafhi, they might as well go down with their boots on. if the choice is dying fighting for themselves or be convicted by the international criminal court, every incentive is to stay in power.
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>> greta: weren't there efforts to get gaddafhi a safe haven but he decided to stay until the bitter end and it was very bitter for him? >> the ainsurances aren't worth while. frequently dictators cut deals with the prosecution. it happened in chile and the president was prosecuted anyway. it leads assad to think it's better to fight to the bitter end. it's in those circumstances that the use of chemical weapons unfortunately is a realistic option. >> greta: are we like days away with syria? >> look. i predicted before that assad was close to falling, and he's had remarkable staying power. it does look this time like his situation is deteriorating rapidly which again is consistent with the idea he would get ready to use chemical weapons or at least he would try to move them into areas clearly controlled where he might try and enclave defever defense as t stand. >> greta: coming up, a
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to help with recovery efforts. the director says $4.8 billion is still available but new york, new jersey an connecticut is appealing for more aid immediately. they are asking important another $8.3 billion for all the recovery. it killed 25 people in the u.s. and. >> nhl owners and players meeting late tuesday to help stalled labor talks. they meet wuitd two key figures. the commissioner and the director. 81 day long lock out has wiped out all games through the 14th. they plan to speak again in the morning ahead of the nhl's board of governors meetings. now back to greta. >> greta: how? a california teachers' union producing a video cartoon called tax the rich. >> over i'm ric time rich peopld
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they weren't rich enough so they came up with ways to get richer. the first way was with tax cuts. they say why should i care witht other non-rich people. i can hire people to work for me for less money than taxes cost. then i can keep the rest of my taxes for me. meanwhile, instead of investing in things most people would accuse and instead of providing jobs that paid people well like they used to, rich people found they could make more money on wall street. wall street is a place where money makes money. here the 1% made money so fast, they devoted more and more record to it. they took some of that money and sent it far away where workers had no rights to produce things that workers used to produce here. when ordinary people wondered why rich people needed so much money, the 1% said don't worry. this is good for you, too, because it will trickle down from us to you. some day you'll be rich, and
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then the rules we made for us will be your rules, too. >> okay. now, what was that? >> greta: our chief political correspondent byron york joins us. what was that? >> first, that was an image of a rich man urinating on a group of poor people, but it was an 8-minute video and it begins with a once possible upon a tif fairy tale where things were wonderful and the rich caused the economic collapse which caused so much suffering in 2008, 9, 10. it's a political commercial. if you go to this video on the website of the california federation of teachers, click on it. it says oh, please send this to pruyour friends and please click this and you put in your zip code, it has a prewritten e-mail for you to send your member of congress or your senator a note saying please vote to return the
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top marc marginal income tax rao pre2001 levels. it's a commercial designed to make sure that the bush tax cuts for the top bracket expire. >> greta: all right. here's the interesting thing. it's a california federation of teachers that's releasing it. california can now show the nation because california now after this election i has a democratic governor and their house and their senator are super majorities. >> not only are they democratic, they're super majorities. they control everything. have at it, california. this is california's chance to show us whether this all works, and you know, all power to them. >> look. this is i think another sign of the embattled situation between unions, particularly public sector government employee unions and certainly republicans and to some extent, the rest of the public. you have to remember california is in terrible financial shape. part of it is due to its pension
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obligations to its public employee unions. i'm taking this from a magazine article that was in city journal a year or so ago. in the year 2005, there were 700 retired educators in california who had pensions of more than $100,000 a year, okay. that's 700,000 of them in 2005. in 2011, there were 5,400 retired educators who had pensions of over $100,000 a year. >> greta: california is in deep trouble. >> deep trouble. >> i don't think in this country people are ever going to work towards solving these problems when we do these hits on different people. i mean, this is like the rich are so bad, they're urinating on the poor. >> yeah. >> greta: you know, no matter how we resolve or how we work towards resolving things, when you declare war. >> it's really inflammatory and ataghtattracts a lot of attenti.
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it was narrated by ed asner, by the way, the liberal actor. it obscures the fact of how wealthy the unions are. from the city journal article, in the last decade, the teachers unions spent more on politics in the last decade than the oil industry and the pharmaceutical industry and the tobacco industry combined. >> greta: don't they worry with the bad situation economically in california, and they're in a really tough situation, don't you think they worry that in 2011 they were 5400 who have pensions of over $100,000, if you look at the numbers and everything else that's going on in the state, i mean, it is in such deep trouble, wouldn't you think they would be terrified that they're running people out of the state and losing any tax base? of course, they did just recently vote to raise taxes. >> look at what happened in wisconsin. it's not as if public sector unions said oh, gosh, we should just take these reforms and not roprotest. it was a fight to the death in
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wisconsin. >> greta: even that was a push. a negotiated settlement where it works with both sides is the best way to do it. >> that's not really what resulted in wisconsin. >> greta: that's right. >> the governor pushed through a series of reforms over the republican majority that he said would work and we know what happens. then after actually, by the way, the reforms got into place, they did begin to work. that's why it was such a hard-fought battle in wisconsin. same thing in california. >> greta: byron, thank you. straight ahead, a worker saves his boss's life and he gets fired for doing so. now, how can that be? he's here to tell you. that's next. plus moments ago, congressman paul ryan and senator marco rubio set a date for 2016. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company,
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>> greta: a store worker turns the tables on an armed robber. devin mcclain and his manager were getting ready to close a virginia auto zone shop when a gunman burst in. while the suspect forced the manager to open the safe, mcclain sneaked out and grabbed a gun from his truck. then he went back into the store, scared off the robber with his gun, and saved his boss's life. sounds like a good thing, right? well, the corporate brass didn't think so. mcclain got fired. why? well, devin mcclain is here to tell us. nice to see you.
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>> how you doing tonight? >> greta: well, your manager must like you, but corporate brass fired you. why did they fire you? >> well, they fired me because i reentered the store with my personal weapon. they have a zero tolerance policy against employees having weapons in the store. >> greta: what did your manager say to you because you obviously saved his life. >> well, he was very grateful that i was able to, i guess, make it to my vehicle and grab my own weapon, you know. after the situation had gone down, he said you know, thank you, devin. >> greta: did you have a right to own that weapon? i mean, the weapon that was in your car, are you licensed to have it? is it all right for you to have that weapon? >> yes. it's registered with the state of virginia to me. >> greta: all right. so the only problem was that the
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corporation didn't want you coming in to chase an armed robber who probably could have maybe killed your general manager. >> exactly. he was my parts sales manager, and yeah, they basically had a problem with me, you know, coming in with my weapon and i guess saving him. >> greta: has auto zone, have they even contacted you and said look, we want to rethink this? we do have a zero tolerance policy, but this is a situation we never envisioned when we wrote this policy, and thank you for saving this man's life and so we're going to make an exception here? >> no. they never have contacted me. the only time i hear from auto zone is when i personally go up there and i go just to talk to the managers and the other employees there. like i said, they are my
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friends, you know. i look at them as family. >> greta: how long have you worked at auto zone? >> it's been just over a year. i starte started november 3rd, i believe, 2011. >> greta: and i suppose now you're looking for a job. >> yes. i have a couple of applications out there including one for armed security position. hopefully that one will call me and i can get my career started as an armed security. >> greta: okay. where do you live, different, what town? >> in hampton. >> greta: in hampton, virginia? >> yes. >> greta: okay. the reason i ask is i hope if anyone in hampton, virginia is looking for an employee who might be watching tonight that they contact us and we'll tell them how to find you, devin. i hope you get a job real soon. >> thank you. i hope i do as well. you know, i have a family to
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support. i will have my first son will be here shortly, you know. >> greta: you need a job. we hope so. we'll see what we can do, devin. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: coming up, congress paul ryan and senator marco rubio teaming up for a big event. did they make a bigigigigig@
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>> greta: senator rubio and and the